(CNN) — The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen killed by police, testified before a U.N. committee Tuesday because they want the world to know “what’s going on in Ferguson.”
Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture — which also works against cruel or degrading treatment or punishment by government authorities.
“We need the world to know what’s going on in Ferguson and we need justice,” McSpadden told CNN in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dear Parents of the late Michael Brown,
I understand that you are upset and looking for help and support to end the terrorization of black people in America. However, simply going to cry in front of the international community, whom only see you as animals, and quite frankly, benefited from the fiscal money-bags gained from slavery, will not bring you real change.
What black people need is a Revolution, nothing less. Unfortunately, that is the only way white america will take you seriously. A group of people who have no land, no infrastructures, no military, no hospitals, and no groceries stores, to even be recognized in any discussion pertaining to power, will fall short of authentic change. To put in bluntly, domestic Capitalism, and its lover international Imperialism, will, and cannot take you seriously when you have no group-money to collectively bring to the table.
Afrikan americans today, has over 50 billion dollars in buying power combined, yet spends 500 million on fake hair-care products, and Christmas presents each year. A group whose priorities are centered around looking good for white acceptance and making sure their children have gifts from white Santa Claus, will again fall short of authentic change, because your still waiting for the white man to prioritize you. History in all her grandeur and sweep has always acknowledged those who take what they wanted by force; The American revolutionary war against Great Britain—-rebelling against outrages taxes and imposed martial law. Al Capone, the american gangster who rose to fame during the prohibition era—by expanding the bootlegging business through violent means. Thomas Sankara, after a forceful coup rose to power and kicked aside former colonial powers in Upper Volta and changed it to Burkina Faso. Fidel Castro, who led a successful Cuban Revolution which ousted president, Batista in 1959.
The entire latter in they’re majestic moments, have one thing in common, “I-am-fucking-fed-up-syndrome,” (I.a.f.f.u.s.) Black people living in America needs to organize internationally with other black and brown peoples who are oppressed by international white supremacy, not singly, begging for help. Parents of Michael Brown, Instead of going to Geneva, Switzerland, you need to go to Cuba, China, Zimbabwe, etc, to garner support from people who are fed up with american bullshit. Black people also need to go on an economic strike, by refusing to buy anything from white-owned business stores, who do not invest their profits in the multiplicities of dis-repaired black communities. Lastly, black people need to reinvest their money into local black businesses and credit unions. These are just a few ways black people can make change within themselves before they can begin to change white people domestically or internationally.
Never again go to the white man’s international community of oppression for help black people—-such obvious idiocy pisses me the fuck off!! When we start burning down their schools, fashion boulevards, fortune 5 companies, hospitals, food markets, municipalities, banks, and police stations—-then everyone, internationally, will come to us—begging for us to stop.
Levs, Josh, Erin McLaughlin, and Laura Perez Maestro Contributed to This Story. “Michael Brown’s Parents Address U.N.: ‘We Need the World to Know'” CNN. Cable News Network, 12 Nov. 2014. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.